Saturday, November 12, 2011

Silk Painting Workshop

I am pleased to announce a very exciting workshop I will be doing at the Long Island Art league which is located at 107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills, NY starting in January running for 4 Thursdays, January 12, 2012 - February 2, 2012
We will have plenty of time to make some really magnicficant pieces!  We will be working on silk stretched on a frame using gutta, soy wax and other different techniques. The 30 x30 in piece can be used as a scarf or wall hanging.  We will be using steam set dyes and learn how to steam them several different ways. If you have never painted on silk before this class will be great for you and if you took my one day class you will also benefit from this class.
You can call the art league for more information and go to their web site to register. Or contact me for any questions you might have. Once you sign up email me for the supply list.
Art leagues phone number (631) 462-5400

Sunday, October 16, 2011

First Fall Colors

Organic Earthworm Farm, Jamesport

As summer starting to wane I saw the first beginnings of fall on this crisp day spent in Jamesport on a Organic Farm. And the sky was so blue and contrasted with the orange shrub.  

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Boothbay Maine Oil Painting of the Harbor

I painted this sitting on our deck at the Welsh Inn over looking Boothbay, Maine this summer. I love painting outdoors and this was a great view.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Do you find yourself attracted to certain colors?

Your skin tones your eyes and your hair color all determine what colors look good on you. Blue the color of the sky and ocean, tranquil relaxing the opposite of red but can also be cold. Red so emotionally intense attracts our attention. Red and yellow are usually considered warm colors can evoke emotions not only of warmth but anger.  These three are the primaries and cannot be formed by mixing any other color.  

Then we have the secondary colors such as green, which contrasts with red.  Green can be calming and relaxing. Orange one of my favorite colors so energetic yet warm. And when we mix red and blue we get purple the color of wealth and royalty.

When looking for color schemes a good place to start is nature. The color palate  found in nature are typically harmonious to our eyes. I find even colors that we do not  think can go together can if you mix the right shade. Just look at the sky at sunrise.

Why do some colors that look so pretty in the sky, turn off our appetite if they were on our plate to eat?